From A to Z and back again

Lisandro Alonso

“Simple questions are also complex: What do we need to be happy? How do we communicate with each other?”

Kenneth Anger

“Basically sex is just one of the things I’m interested in.”

Paola Antonelli

“...when it comes to materials there is an immediate language that is understandable to everybody. The sensuality - or lack there of - is immediately graspable...”

Mirene Arsanios

“...I also realize that sex is war's best counterpart. Beirut exists between these two poles.”

Atelier Bow-Wow

“...the intangible allows us to share with others. It is exactly that sharing, that to Yoshi and me can become erotic...”

Veronique Branquinho

“I love watching people. It’s a great pastime, and I just cannot help myself doing this.”

Catherine Breillat

“I have to desire him. I have to like him; I have to want him in order for it to come across in the film. With this character, I was absolutely overwhelmed by him and constantly surprised by him...”

AA Bronson

“This love is implicitly erotic and it is its infinite mobility, its very animation, its ability to infuse itself within every corner of my life, like cigarette smoke, or perfume, that makes it erotic.”

Mircea Cartarescu

“Nocturnal Bucharest filled my window, pouring inside and reaching into my body.”

Tianzhuo Chen

“...There is no judgement in my work, it presents a chaos, which is sexual and provocative and one we all need to go through...”

Katherine Cooper

“You can see, hear, smell another person and still maintain a relative distance, but to taste somebody you must get up close and personal.”

Viviane De Muynck

“People would come up and touch me without saying anything.”

Álvaro Enrigue

“To feel pleasure is to trade the body for bodily sensation”

Jonah Goodman

“Scent is the sexiest sense. The ghost that strings the air between two strangers and pulls them in for a kiss. Scent is the sense that runs without the mind - that slides mindless, raw, primal, relentless.”

Alasdair Gray

“No nation could exist without the sex drive, also widely known as love.”

Nathalie Hartjes

“Then, will all these pulses that zap through us with desire, sex, love, heartbreak, invisible as they may seem, forever change our circuitry?”

Mette Ingvartsen

“By experimentation, it's possible for me to let go of the idea of whether something is possible or not.”

Mary Reid Kelley

“There's a great pleasure in doing things in secret.”

Louise Lecavalier

“The nature of this work suited me, kept me on the edge and I think it is a sexy way to live.”

Nicolás Llano Linares

“...São Paulo is a transgressive entity that holds multiple cities under one name; a cultural site of complex and ever changing dynamics between hidden desires and public manifestations of sexuality...”

Eddie Peake

“...We couldn't afford to rent a studio, or buy expensive materials. What I do have is a body to use freely...”

Planningtorock

“It gives me a different sensual power on stage.”

Nicolas Provost

“What I see is a beautiful dark world. For me the most intense experiences are when the difference between dream and nightmare becomes very small.”

Carlos Reygadas

“This is true for sex. For me, personally, there’s no more spiritual way of expressing love than through a sexual act.”

João Pedro Rodrigues

“People sometimes think obsession is something negative, but for me it’s a positive thing.”

Ira Sachs

“...All my films were stories of deceit, a subject that I found extremely compelling...”

Alaric Alexander Smeets

“...with her golden hair draped over her shoulders, the sight of her was enough to make my tripping mind supernova...”

Rebecca Solnit

“...sensuality can be everywhere and anywhere, in all the pleasures of the body, including the rhythms of walking...”

Prince Terrence

“...Oh yeah. At this point, I’ve developed a pretty good idea of what affects people...”

Charles Usher

“Like so much else of Seoul's sexuality, though, to see it you have to know when and where to look.”

Oscar Van Den Boogaard

“The city became the city of faces, and faces opened up the way to bodies. I wanted to get to know them all.”

Ari Versluis

“...our bodies are no longer straightjackets we have to adjust to. It's the other way around...”

Miet Warlop

“...the men I’ve loved have mostly been people who can carry me off to ‘somewhere’ else...”

Didem Yazıcı

“You played with your tongue, lips and mouth as if the body in front of you was a delicious piece of cake you hesitated to eat with hunger.”

Alejandro Zambra

“For me, diaries are an intransitive, confessional space.”